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Delhi HC allows private schools to set own guidelines for nursery admissions

New Delhi: In a major relief for private unaided schools in the national capital, the Delhi High Court on Friday allowed them to set their own guidelines for nursery admissions.


Delhi HC allows private schools to set own guidelines for nursery admissions

New Delhi: In a major relief for private unaided schools in the national capital, the Delhi High Court on Friday allowed them to set their own guidelines for nursery admissions.

Justice Manmohan, while setting aside the Delhi Lt Governor's previous guidelines in this regard, said that further nursery admissions will take place as per Ganguly committee recommendations.

Private unaided schools here should have the administrative autonomy to decide on nursery admissions, the High Court said in its ruling.

The High Court pronounced its order responding to a bunch of petitions challenging the nursery admission guidelines issued by the Delhi Lt Governor last year.

Justice Manmohan had earlier asked the Delhi government not to issue fresh guidelines till the court passes its final order over the petitions pending before it which challenged the guidelines.

In the first week of November, the Lt. Governor was expected to issue new guidelines with changes in the earlier ones.

Today's ruling will have its effect on the admission procedures for the 2015-16 academic yea

The Lt. Governor had on December 18 last year issued guidelines after which a bunch of petitions were filed against them.

The guidelines outlined many criteria, including the neighbourhood factor, which sought that schools give preference to children living within a radius of six km from the school.

This criterion was given the maximum weightage of 70 points out of 100 in open category seats.

Later, the Lt. Governor enhanced the distance factor to eight km.

From Zee News

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